Virtual selling has become a crucial skill in a socially distanced world.

As people become more and more averse to meeting strangers, businesses need to adapt their sales methods.

Today, I will share with you my methods to make virtual sales successfully — and fast.

First off, let’s break down what virtual selling is all about.

Virtual selling is the art of making sales without ever meeting the customer in person.

Think online connections, product demos and Zoom meetings.

The old way of doing business is slowly dying out.

Meeting in-person.

Business travel.

Lunch or dinner meetings.

But, as of…

Have you ever thought of starting your own business?

Maybe you already have a business — but you are stuck at a certain level and do not know how to grow it.

Or maybe your growth has been hindered by the global pandemic.

The economic fallout from the global pandemic has been unprecedented. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning. If history teaches us anything — this is an event that will change the world at a fundamental level.

Millions are out of work.

Thousands of companies are going bankrupt.

Governments can only do so much.

As I write this in…

The place was a small state called Punjab in North India.

The period was between the 1980s to early 1990s.

There was no internet.

No one knew what a personal computer is and definitely, the concept of connecting with people across the globe through electronic means was unheard of (at least in the part of the world where I was growing up).

The summers were super hot — the peak temperatures generally reach 40 to 50 degrees Celcius (that is 104 to 122 Fahrenheit for my American friends).

Extreme heat with 90% humidity is not very pleasant weather.

The winters…

What is the best investment you have ever made in your life?

How much return on investment ROI did it give you?

100%? 500%? 1,000%?

How long did it take for you to get that return?

What if I told you that one investment I made got me a return of 49,900%?

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Now that the clickbaity headline & intro is out of the way and I have your attention let us get down to some real business.

So what…

According to a recent study conducted by a major Cyber Security firm, less than half the online population understands the term “Firewalls” — or know if they have one enabled on their PC.

Firewalls are even more important in a corporate or work environment. It not only keeps the corporate network safe — but can also optimize traffic routing and provide a whole range of other benefits.

If you are connected to the Internet, you are a potential target for an array of cyber threats, such as hackers, keyloggers, and Trojans that attack through unpatched security holes. …

“There was an idea…. To bring together, a group of remarkable people, see if they could become something more.” — Nick Fury, Avengers.

Startups are newly established businesses. They may pursue a green sector or a new idea which was previously left unexplored, like Amazon or SpaceX or something already built and even traditional ventures like the agriculture sector. These days, the notion of Startups is analogous to innovation and business.

The Stages of a Startup

A successful startup passes through a multitude of stages before it grows into an enterprise. From the inception of the idea to establishing itself as a significant player in…

“We are going to completely change what it means to do advanced analytics with our data solutions. We have machine-learning stuff that is about really bringing advanced analytics and statistical machine learning into data-science departments everywhere.” — Satya Nadella

“Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” — Larry Page

Machine Learning, Deep learning, Artificial intelligence, and related technologies…

Blockchain technology has been drawing the attention of researcher’s due to its potential of multi-sector applications outside the field of finance where it first started. This technology is about storing and organizing information in an encrypted form where the data is stored in every node of the blockchain network instead of a centralized system. It is being recognized as a technology that can bring a possible revolution in the functioning of the internet and can open infinite possibilities.

“Artificial intelligence would be the ultimate version of Google. The ultimate search engine that would understand everything on the web. It would understand exactly what you wanted, and it would give you the right thing. We’re nowhere near doing that now. However, we can get incrementally closer to that, and that is basically what we work on.” — Larry Page

When we talk about machine learning, deep learning, and Artificial Intelligence (AI), it throws an idyllic image of Russian dolls that are nested inside each other where the largest being the artificial intelligence which fits both machine learning and its…

What is an Ansible Inventory?

The Ansible Inventory is a highly customizable component of Ansible. It is a configured location where you can place credentials of the remote hosts, such as IP Address and Username. With Ansible, you can effortlessly classify or group nodes depending on the type of application being used. Ansible Inventory is highly customizable, and can efficiently work with dynamic sources such as the cloud.

Ansible allows you to work with multiple inventory files at the same time. This way, you can accomplish a number of tasks in a limited project timeline.

How to create an Ansible Inventory?

Creating an Ansible inventory is easy. It is just a…

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